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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by perchie.girl, Nov 1, 2014.
Even better! I love TB's
We had a foal born who tested homozygous black. She was born black but she had darker stripes on her legs, shoulders and rump. They were sort of throw back primitive markings that make them hard to find in the wild (like zebra markings) they were gone when her adult coat came in. She was SAHAR's foal, and was just gorgeous! She grew up to make her new owner a wonderful champion western pleasure horse. She is a real looker and very very black like her mom, grand mom and grandfather. (Triple Blacklord Arabi granddaughter) Her mother was a double Blacklord Arabi granddaughter and Daddy was a Blacklord Arabi son. Yes, we were line breeding when we produced her to lock in those wonderful Blacklord Arabi genes. She was a total success. She had it all, the body, brains, disposition, looks and color. Everything anyone would want in a black Arab.
Driving is excellent training for a horse. That said, there are some flighty horses that were never meant to be pulling anything (takes a stable mind to be a good driving horse) my grandfather had a mare that lost it pulling his buggy. Veered off the road and headed for a lake. He couldn't stop her. She went into the lake buggy and all and kept going straight out until the buggy sunk and pulled her under. I wonder if she was stung and was fleeing the pain. He felt she went suicidal (I am sure it felt like that to him at the time) but why?? He said she gave no indication anything was wrong up to that moment!
For the past 10 years, my TWH has always walked in place if she wanted to go. She would also do it if I asked. So recently I started incorporating that into our ring work. Then I did some reading and watched some videos on You Tube. I was most impressed with Lisa Maxwell's 6 minute intro to Classical riding. So me and Prisma are working on Piaffe now. As per Baucher and Racinet, I'm also incorporating the flexions . Classical riding is based on the horse always having his jaw relaxed which leads to a horse doing all work eventually on their "honor" . Instead of me holding collection, they do it on their own. Makes for a happy horse. And it's pretty easy.
A year ago I started her on shoulder in, and now it's to the point that I can adjust her angle/bend so easily.
So instead of gaiting round and round in the pen all the time, we now go out and play with simple exercises and have fun.
Thankyou for sharing that. It got me all choked up. What a wonderful story .
Oh this is awesome.... classical training is what I have the most experience in.... and soo good for all breeds and types.
I have only experienced Passage once.... Because once you get Piaffe then you can experiment on getting it to move forward... and it becomes Passage. So I have read.... My dressage training pretty much ended thirty years ago when I realized I didnt have the talent or dedication to move forward with it. But I have always read and had friends that "did"....
Thats why when I switched to driving horses I wanted to get involved in Driven Dressage... Life kind of got in the way of that one.